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The Official City of Portsmouth, Virginia
Calendar of Events

OK, you’re here. Start surfing. You’ll discover festivals, concerts, intriguing exhibits at our galleries and museums, special events for the kids, walking tours for the history-minded, all sorts of wonderful ways to have a great time in Portsmouth, Virginia any time of year. Make a plan, and enjoy!

  • First Friday Olde Towne Portsmouth
  • Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
  • Children's Museum of Virginia
  • Changing Appalachia Exhibit Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
  • Early Bird Walks Hoffler Creek
  • Concerts in the Courtyard
  • Portsmouth Book Group meets first month each month
  • Farmer's Market Olde Towne Portsmouth
  • Portsmouth Invitational Tournament PIT
  • Historic Garden Week Tour Portsmouth April 26
  • Atlantic Coast Kite Festival May 3-4
  • nTelos Family Movie on the Lawn May 3
  • Gosport Arts Festival May 10-11 Olde Towne Portsmouth
  • nTelos Family Movie on the Lawn May 10
  • nTelos Family Movie on the Lawn May 17
  • Primus with Beats Antique at nTelos Wireless Pavilion May 21
  • Umoja Festival may 23-25 - Free - Portsmouth Virginia
  • nTelos Family Movie on the Lawn May 31
  • Seawall Music Festival Portsmouth Waterfront June 6-7
  • Avett Brothers nTelos June 8, 2014
  • 96X Fest nTelos June 19, 2014
  • Rebelution at nTelos June 21, 2014
  • Patriots Day High St. Landing July 5th
  • PHISH! July 29 & 30 at nTelos Wireless Pavilion
  • Nickel Creek August 15 at nTelos Wireless Pavilion
  • Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley and G Love August 9th at nTelos Wireless Pavilion
  • Avett Brothers nTelos June 8, 2014
  • Winter Wonderland November 28 - December 31 2014
  • Olde Towne Scottish Walk December 31

One visit to Portsmouth and you'll be hooked. Amble along our famous Seawall. Stroll through three centuries of historic neighborhoods. Go antiquing. Take in some art. Stand inside a giant soap bubble. And did we mention Portsmouth is home to some of the most delightful restaurants in the region? Plan your day.

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A few simple rules apply:

1. The event must take place in the City of Portsmouth.

2. It must be an “Event” of interest to the general public.
3. It must have as its primary purpose “Entertainment.”
4. It must have a reasonable chance of attracting both
   Portsmouth citizens and regional visitors.

5. Events that encourage or solicit charitable contributions
    (i.e. money, canned goods, etc.) are not generally permitted,
    unless otherwise determined appropriate by the owner of
    the site, the City of Portsmouth.

6. Event listings' primary focus must not serve to promote
     or create awareness for a singular business.

Thank you.


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